On Derwent6 we always keep the bilge clean. This is the bit at the back of the boat which collects the water from the stern gland where the propeller shaft goes through the hull. The block is where Del's tool box sits..
We did some other jobs as well. We had a window which was leaking water when it rained and Del run some sealer round the joints where he found a hair line crack.. He had some special Capt. Tolley's sealer for this.
So keeping warm was the order of the day as we can hear the ice cracking as we move around the boat.
Well done, you two! David has promised/threatened over the last 2 summers to paint the bilge. but not managed to get it done so far. So I will show him your blog as inspiration and encouragement!
We have just come though a heatwave here in NZ, so it's a bit hard to imagine the cold that you are all going through!
Cheers, Marilyn (nb Waka Huia)
Hi Marilyn, yep its one of those jobs that you put off but are glad when its done! Hope you continue to have good weather, and then when you come over here, bring it with you!!
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